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Strategy to optimize the independent suspension system of an off-highway, agricultural tractor

Futurities Year 19 n°4
By Federico Bavaresco, Lorenzo Bellorini – DANA
In this case the kinematic configuration of the independent front axle and its hydraulic system, which ensures optimal stiffness and damping of the axle, are integrated into the vehicle taking into account its specific geometry, mass, weight distribution, moments of inertia, and the characteristics of its tyres.
In this case the kinematic configuration of the independent front axle and its hydraulic system, which ensures optimal stiffness and damping of the axle, are integrated into the vehicle taking into account its specific geometry, mass, weight distribution, moments of inertia, and the characteristics of its tyres.

Abstract

This article provides a more detailed discussion of the case study on the design optimization of the independent suspension axle of an off-highway vehicle (OHV) that was published in the summer edition of EnginSoft’s Newsletter last year.

The purpose of the case study was to implement a design methodology that used multi-disciplinary simulation and an automated process to analyse thousands of product configurations and highlight vehicle performance distributions in terms of handling, comfort, and cost.
This approach ensures that the best solution is always selected.

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